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Old 05-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question What kind of motor oil do you use in your Track Bike?

Being I ride the track so often I'm needing to change my oil frequently, I've been using race specific oil, however, I've been wondering if it's worth the extra cash.

What kind of oil do you use? Can I just grab some car oil from autozone or should I stick with the moto race specific oil?
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Shell rottella synthetic from walmart in my 10,000 dollar engine. Works for me
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Shell Rotella is by far the cheapest but it is not moto-specific although it is safe for use in motorcycle (JASO-MA). If you do use it, I recommended you change it frequently. Probably every other trackday.
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Check with the sponsors

They give pretty good discounts on oil
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I know alot of people use rotella on there race/track bikes. Ive been thinking about it too
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Ive used Shell Rotella-T in my last track bike and never saw any problems. Would I use it in my Aprilia? Not a chance in

You are gonna get mixed reviews about Rotella-T....
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Ive used Shell Rotella-T in my last track bike and never saw any problems. Would I use it in my Aprilia? Not a chance in

You are gonna get mixed reviews about Rotella-T....
How long did you keep the track bike
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Regular oil. Change it every 2-3 track days.
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Oil= slickery

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IMHO, more heat, harder running, use synthetic.
Normal wear and tear, Rotella works....it just works.
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IMHO, more heat, harder running, use synthetic.
Normal wear and tear, Rotella works....it just works.
Rotella T6 is synthetic 5w40 while Rotella T 15w40 is "regular" oil. Either way, change your oil more frequent if you're running it hard.
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x2 on synthetic if your running track

oil is cheap compared to a rebuild

I use mobil 1 full synthetic
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I've been using Maxima oils, usually one of their full synthetics although I put a blend in it last week when I didn't have enough full synthetic.

Just be sure whatever you use is motorcycle safe JASO-MA and/or does NOT say "energy conserving" on the little starburst label. Those have extra additives for ultra low friction in automobiles and you don't want to use it in a wet clutch as it can reduce the friction enough where you'll get slippage.
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I started using my old cooking oil left over after frying gizzards. No issues yet, just strain it first.
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Blendzall. It's been around for years. Fantastic stuff.
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Motul 300V double ester full synthetic
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Repsol non Synthetic. Not the semi sythetic either.
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Rotella t ftw.

Can change it 2-3x as often as the repsol I used to use, for the same price. I've run it in 600s, sv1000, ninja250s, and my Speed triple... No issues yet and it comes out after 2-3000 miles still prett clear.
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Mobil 1 Racing 4T Full Synthetic. $10/qt at AZ.
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...and it comes out after 2-3000 miles still prett clear.
Don't know how much truth there is to this, but on a different forum there was a discussion regarding Amzoil etc. A supposed Oil Guru talked about Royal purple and stated that if an oil is coming out clear it means it's not picking up what it should be. (I used royal purple because I'd see it still clear after a lot of useage)
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